Minas Bakalchev is an architect and professor at the Faculty of Architecture at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. He received his master's degree from the University of Belgrade in 1991, and his doctorate from the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje in 2004. Participant and co-curator of the Macedonian National Pavilion at the Venice Biennale for which he received special recognition with the project "City of Possible Worlds" for 2008.